How would you respond to this question: What does God want from us more than anything else?
Many would say moral devotion.
Others would say ethical behaviour.
Some would say religious ritual.
But these things, even though they may some good attached to them, are not what God wants from us more than anything else.
The essence of the Christian life can be summed up in two words “love affair”.
God wants to have a love affair with us!
The Bible says that we were created as an object of God’s love. God made us to love us. He made us to be an object of His love.
God wants to have a relationship with us.
This means that we are created for the purpose of having a relationship and, as a result, the most important thing we can know in life is that God loves us. And the most important thing that we can do in life is to love Him back.
Jesus said it like this in Matthew 22:37-38
“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.”
Nothing is more important!
If we do this we will fulfill our primary purpose in life.
If we miss this part of our life, our life is a failure because we’ve missed the very reason that God created us and put us on earth – to love and be loved.
Over the next three posts I want to share 3 ways that we can show our love to God:
How does it make you feel to know that God wants to have a love affair with you?